Friday, January 18, 2019
Shortwave Radiogram schedules, January 18-20
Last weekend's first transmission of Shortwave Radiogram in DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale) via WINB in Pennsylvania actually worked, at least via a few receivers. I decoded it using a receiver in Spain, and Hans (or WINB) was able to decode it in Florida. The DRM transmission is today (Friday), 1500-1530 UTC, 13690 kHz. You can use receivers at https://sdr.hu using the decoding method described here. You can listen to, and decode from, my DRM reception last weekend via Spain here (yes, you have to decode the DRM, and decode the MFSK using Fldigi, etc). And don't forget the new WINB analog transmissions of Shortwave Radiogram; see the schedule below (Saturday 0330 UTC is Friday 10:30 pm EST).
Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 82) are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 2030 UTC), Ralf in Germany (Saturday 1400-1430 UTC) and amazing reception and decode by 2010DFS in Japan. The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.
Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 83, in MFSK modes as noted:
1:42 MFSK32: Program preview
2:51 Radio Canada International shortwave site transforms*
8:39 MFSK64: Space events of 2019*
16:59 This week's images*
24:50 Tecsun Radios International decoding competition*
28:25 MFSK32: Decoding competition
* with image(s)
Please send reception reports to firstname.lastname@example.org
And visit http://swradiogram.net
Twitter: @SWRadiogram or https://twitter.com/swradiogram (visit during the weekend to see listeners' results -- you don't need a Twitter account)
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567099476753304
Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
All times UTC/kHz
UTC days/Time/Frequency/Transmitter Location
Friday 1500-1530 13690 DRM WINB Pennsylvania
Friday 2030-2100 7780 WRMI Florida
Saturday 0330-0400 9265 WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday 1400-1430 9400 SpaceLine, Bulgaria
Saturday 1830-1900 9265 WINB Pennsylvania
Sunday 0800-0830 5850/7730 WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 7780 WRMI Florida
Slow Scan Radio transmits SSTV images and text modes Saturdays at 1300-1330 UTC on 6070 kHz and 7440 kHz via Channel 292 in Germany -- according to the latest schedule information I have. The website is http://www.slowscanradio.com. Reception reports to email@example.com.
The Mighty KBC transmits to Europe Saturdays at 1300-1400 UTC on 11600 kHz from Bulgaria, with the minute of MFSK at about 1330 UTC (if you are outside of Europe, listen via websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/ ). And to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 7-9 pm EST) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. The minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC. Reports to Eric: firstname.lastname@example.org . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/.
New York and Pennsylvania NBEMS nets. Most weekends, as KD9XB, I check in to the New York NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software) net Saturday at 1300 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1300 UTC on 3583 kHz USB. Check-ins are in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32. Messages usually use the Flmsg add-on to Fldigi. If you are a radio amateur in eastern North America, feel free to check in. Outside the region, use an SDR in the eastern USA to tune in and decode. You do not need Flmsg to check in, and most of the messages can be read without Flmsg. If you can decode the net, send me an email to email@example.com , or tweet to @SWRadiogram , and I will let them know you are tuned in.
Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Reporting on international broadcasting at https://twitter.com/kaedotcom